313 N State St
Westerville, OH 43082
Saturday 5 May 2018 10.30am – 12.30pm with optional lunch
‘MARITIME CHARLESTOWN,’ a free guided walk for FHHS members
The picturesque port of Charlestown was created in 1799. This linear walk of about a mile, explores its history from its transformation from a tiny fishing village into a thriving shipping community of shipbuilders, mariners, sailmakers and other maritime occupations right up to WWII. It is a wonderful example of many similar trading ports in 19th century Britain. Its unique setting ensures its continued popularity as a location for film and TV, featuring in films such as The Eagle has Landed and Frenchman’s Creek and it has proved an ideal location for Poldark.
Our Guide is Dr Helen Doe, an academic specialising in 19th century British maritime history.
You can continue the discussion and questions over the optional buffet lunch arranged at The Rashleigh Arms at a subsidised cost to members of £7.
Some spaces available on the Town bus (£4 return) leaving Fowey Church at 10.00am (pick up also at Caffa Mill). Walk to start at the front gate of St Paul’s Parish Church, Charlestown at 10.30am.
Please pre-book with our secretary.
This outing is on a first come, first served basis, as the numbers for the walk are limited to twenty-five.